31 January 2021

GTO full form in satellite

 What is the full form of  GTO in satellite?


  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit

What does GTO mean?

GTO is a type of geocentric orbit. Which are destined for geosynchronous or called as the geostationary orbit which is always put into a GTO as an intermediate step for reaching their final orbit. A GTO is basically highly elliptic. It is perigee is typically as high as low earth orbit(LEO), while its apogee is a high as geostationary orbit. That makes it a human transfer orbit between LEO and GSO.

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